Out of all the minutes in a day, how many do you devote to God??
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6/10/17 - I just finished the book of Matthew, and now I'm going to start it right over again since it contains so much, particularly the life and words of my Savior. It's funny when re-reading passages that I have read numerous times, how I find new information that I overlooked in the past. With this reading of Matthew I noted especially: (1) James and John (the sons of Zebedee) did not ask to sit at Jesus' right and left hand in heaven, their MOTHER asked that for them; (2) At Jesus' resurrection, when the temple veil was torn and graves opened, many of the dead saints were raised, went into Jerusalem, and appeared to many; (3) It wasn't Roman soldiers - as is so often pictured - who guarded Jesus' tomb after His crucifixion; it was Jewish temple guards!
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I have read the "Living Bible" version through twice and for quite a while I have been re-reading the "New King James," one book at a time. The version I am using now is Max Lucado's "Inspirational Study Bible," with notations and readings for each book. This will be a permanent book on my current reading list. I try to read at least one chapter per day, in addition to the daily lesson from my Sunday School book.
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Started early in the year, perhaps in January, 2015. I think this is my fourth reading of the Bible all the way through, not third.
So far as of 6/16/19, have read Genesis (2 times), Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua (so exciting and fact-filled that I read it a second time), Judges, Ruth (2 times), I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings (2 times), I Chronicles (whew!), II Chronicles, Ezra, Habakkuk, Isaiah (2 times), Jeremiah, Esther (2 times), Psalms (2/9/17 - I finally finished reading all 150 of them!), Proverbs, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel (2 times), Hosea, Joel (2 times), Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (3 times), Micah, Job, Nahum (2 times), I John [6/28/15 - Our pastor challenged the congregation to read Luke through Revelation by July 31, about 6-1/2 chapters a day] [Matthew (2 times), Mark, Luke, John (2 times), Acts (2 times), Romans, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians (5 times), Colossians (5 times), I Thessalonians (3 times), II Thessalonians (3 times), I Timothy (2 times), II Timothy (2 times), Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James (2 times), I Peter (2 times), II Peter, I John, II John, III John, Jude, Revelation - Finally finished! It took me just over two months instead of one to complete the New Testament. I had to take my time STUDYING Revelation, rather than just reading it.];[I and II Thessalonians (for a Bible study class, for which we were also required to WRITE OUT both books in their entirety), James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John].
6/30/16 - Just finished a study of the book of Daniel. For anyone interested in Bible prophecy, there is a short, FREE correspondence course on the books of Daniel and Revelation, offered by Voice of Prophecy, 4301 Waterleaf Court, Greensboro, NC 27410. I ordered mine from Discover Bible School, P.O. Box 440, Tellico Plains, TN 37385. The lessons are short pamphlets with simple T/F answer sheets that can be returned in the self-addressed and stamped envelopes provided and then the next two lessons will be mailed to you. The study is non-denominational, absolutely biblical, and they haven't asked me for one cent nor for anything in return. Lessons are well-written and very interesting, providing much light on difficult biblical passages and historical facts. I give them five stars!